I was tired of being tired! Struggling with the basic daily functions that a typical 40 something year old should be able to do. I was dealing with the effects of West Nile virus (encephalitis) which I contracted in the summer of 2007.
I was off work for 17 months, sleeping 20-22 hours a day for the first several months. My head and body ached constantly. I was taking what the nurses called the pain killer cocktail, 2 or 3 Tylenol and then two hours later, 2 or 3 Advil and repeat over and over. Guys that is not good for your body. I was missing family functions and not being able to work took its toll. I was used to working 10 to 12 hours a day, running to children’s events, volunteering as a coach and on school committees as well as being busy around the house in the evenings. All this had a negative impact on my personal and professional life. Depression soon set in.
The lingering effects included a compromised immune system, a reduction of some brain (executive) function and total fatigue. Western medicine had no answer as to what I could do to recover. In the summer of 2010, I had now moved from a small lot in the city to an acreage that needed a lot of work. We were upkeeping approximately 4 acres of property, cutting grass, planting tree lines, gardening, etc. I had to be careful not to overexert myself when working outside particularly in the heat. Any time a cold or flu went around I would catch it and be in bed anywhere from 1 to 3 days. Any changes to my schedule like early mornings or late nights would result in me needing to recover by resting for a day or two. This was not the life I wanted, and I needed something to change.
My wife started researching alternative solutions. I was a huge skeptic of natural or alternative medicine, and I mean HUGE. A friend of the family referred me to a naturopath that he had been seeing for his West Nile symptoms. I started getting chelation treatments of Vitamin C, minerals, and other goodness to build my body back up. I saw a BIG improvement. After only a few weeks of getting chelation twice a week, I was not exhausted nearly as much. I wanted to continue treatments at this pace, but the treatments are not cheap and there is little to no coverage on most insurance plans. I needed to find an alternative to help support the progress I was seeing and to reduce the cost of seeing my naturopath twice a week.
Fast forward to 2014, We did some researching and found a testimony of someone who had used some natural products specifically for West Nile with success. Was this just another product we wouldn’t use? After some hesitation we placed our first order. I am now rarely sick, and I can do the things I want and need to do. I don’t want to think about what our life would have been like if we had not taken that leap of faith! We now use them daily in all areas of our life. They not only support our overall health, but they save us money on our regular spending at the grocery store.
I’ve come so far in my recovery and am now armed with knowledge and have tools at my fingertips to help every single day. My life is so full of wellness, I don’t have to be exhausted or sick anymore.
I want to empower as many people as I can, especially those SKEPTICS (like me), to give natural medicine a chance and reclaim your health. I AM here to help you navigate the road and avoid some of the common pitfalls. My wife and I and our children have created an exclusive community of support, so no one has to feel alone on their wellness journey.
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